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Appalachian Air to start operations on October 27

Appalachian Air Now Boarding

Appalachian Air (Pikesville, KY) is a new passenger airline based in eastern Kentucky. The company will launch operations on October 27 on the Pikesville-Nashville route with 19-seat BAe Jetstream 32 aircraft operated by Corporate Flight Management (Smyrna, TN) dba Appalachian Air. Corporate Flight Management is the largest Jetstream operator in the United States. All flights are operated as public charters and are marked by Public Charters.

The airline describes its operations:

Appalachian Air logo (large)

Appalachian Air is America’s newest air service – linking Eastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia and Southwestern West Virginia to the global air system via Nashville, TN. Appalachian Air, starting on October 27, 2014, provides daily roundtrip nonstop service between Pikeville – Pike County Regional Airport (PVL) and Nashville International Airport (BNA). Appalachian Air flights connect to flights operated by each of the airlines serving BNA (Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, SeaPort Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways) to more than 50 nonstop destinations, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

Appalachian Air flies the sleek British Aerospace Jetstream J32 turboprop aircraft. The Jetstream J32 holds 19 passengers in a pressurized, stand-up cabin with comfortable leather seating. This high performance aircraft can cruise as high as 25,000 feet at a speed of 265 MPH with two pilots.

All flights between Pikeville and Nashville are public charter flights, operated by Corporate Flight Management dba as Appalachian Air, which serves as the Direct Carrier and Public Charters, Inc., which serves as the Indirect Carrier, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 380 and are regulated by the United States Department of Transportation.

Corporate Flight Management (CFM), which handles all of the flying aspects of Appalachian Air’s Pikeville – Nashville service, is the largest operator of Jetstream J32 aircraft in the U.S. and is based in Smyrna, TN. CFM holds the prestigious ARGUS Platinum safety rating – the highest award in its industry. CFM has a $2.2 million parts inventory to support J32 operations and provides heavy maintenance service for worldwide operators of the J32 at its Smyrna facility.

Public Charters, Inc. (PC) handles all of the non-flying aspects of Appalachian Air’s Pikeville – Nashville service – such as ticket sales, aircraft ground handling, baggage handling, etc. – under its P1 code which is authorized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is based in Avoca, PA. PC has distribution rights on certain Global Distribution Systems (GDS) such as Amadeus and Sabre. PC also has distribution rights on all of the leading online ticket distribution systems, such as Priceline.com.

Video: The new airline first proposed its service on November 6, 2013. The new service has been delayed since March 3, 2014.

All images by Appalachian Air.

Appalachian Air Jetstream 32 (AA)(LR)

Eastern Airways to launch Leeds/Bradford – Southampton service on January 20

Eastern Airways’ (Humberside) new service from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Southampton, aimed primarily at business travellers, launches on Monday January 20, 2014.

The UK’s second largest regional airline will offer three flights each weekday in each direction, as well as a Sunday service to ensure business communities in Yorkshire and on the south coast of England have a high frequency air service enabling them to do business.

A convenient early morning departure from Leeds Bradford at 6.50 am allows for a full day in Southampton and south coast region before returning back to Yorkshire just after 5 pm or 7.40 pm on the same day.

The scheduled services depart Leeds Bradford on weekdays at 6.50 am, 10.20 am and 5.10 pm, arriving in Southampton at 7.50 am, 11.20 am and 6.10 pm respectively.  Flights leave Southampton at 8.20 am, 4.05 pm and 6.40 pm, landing in Leeds Bradford at 9.20 am, 5.05 pm and 7.40 pm.

Sunday services leave Leeds Bradford at 4.15 pm arriving in Southampton at 5.15 pm, then return at 5.45 pm landing into Leeds Bradford at 6.45 pm.

Eastern Airways has been providing scheduled flights from Leeds Bradford since 2003, and also provides a choice of daily weekday services from the airport to Aberdeen.

A dedicated fast track security channel is offered at Leeds Bradford and Southampton airports for all Eastern Airways passengers to avoid any queues at security search, enabling the airline to close check-in just 30 minutes before the departure time.  Complimentary drinks and snacks are offered on board the aircraft and passengers are not charged for check-in, baggage or choice of seat.

A network of services across to 20 airports in the UK, Norway and France is operated by the airline on a fleet of 30 regional aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. BAe Jetstream 41 G-MAJY (msn 41099) taxies at Manchester (all others by Eastern Airways).

Eastern Airways logo (large)

Eastern Airways: AG Slide Show

Eastern Airways Tails (Eastern)(LR)

Brindabella Airlines is put into receivership, all flights grounded

Brindabella Airlines (Canberra) on December 14 suddenly suspended all operations. The following day the regional carrier in Australia was put into receivership.

The carrier was founded and commenced operations in 1994. In 2003 the business was expanded to provide regional airline services and the first two routes were between Canberra and Newcastle, and Canberra and Albury. Brindabella Airlines was offering over 280 flights per week to destinations including Brisbane, Canberra, Cobar, Cooma (Snowy Mountains), Coffs Harbour, Moree, Mudgee, Narrabri, Newcastle, Orange, Sydney, and Tamworth.

Brindabella Airlines has a fleet of Swearingen SA227AC Metros (18 seats), BAe Jetstream 32s (19 seats), and BAe Jetstream 41s (30 seats).  Brindabella was also a QANTAS affiliate airline.

Brindabella Airlines was acquired by the Business Air Holdings group and has been partnered with Aeropelican Air Services, since September 2011.  Business Air Holdings is an airline investment group with a particular interest in regional airline services.

Read the full story from The Canberra Times: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Pepscl/AirlinersGallery.com. Brindabella’s BAe Jetstream 41 VH-TAI (msn 41082) stops at Brisbane.

Brindabella logo

Video: 140 staff members were laid off.


Flyglinjen resumes operations in Sweden

Flyglingen (Jonkoping) today (August 16) resumed operations, operating the Jonkoping-Stockholm (Bromma) with a wet-leased BAe 3202 Jetsream 31 registered LN-HTB (msn 795). The aircraft is operated by Helitrans. The company previously suspended operations due to the Icelandic volcanic ash that caused airspace closures.